Prevent Bathroom Accidents for Elderly and Handicapped
According to the National Safety Council, slip and fall
the No. 2 killer in the US (2nd to auto accidents). About 25,000,000 slip
and fall accidents happen each year causing 25,000 victims hospitalized every day and
100,000 permanent disabilities each year.
Once this happens, 65% of all man days are lost due to unexpected slip
and falls. As a result, each occurrence will cause 5-10% increase in
insurance rates and average camp. and medical cost of $15,000.
Bathroom accidents in bathtub or shower stall is the major concern for elderly and
handicapped individuals or patients with reduced body control capabilities. In order to reduce the chance for such
bench or commode
chair (commode seat) are commonly used by these people or
here to view a list of bathroom safety products.